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Magnificent Maps

Project Objective

Students will use a paint bleeding method to create the land and water of the map.

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Making maps is engaging for students and allows them to explore blending techniques and primary colors.
  1. Place coffee filters onto the paper using water.
  2. Using yellow and blue semi moist tempera cakes, paint on top of the coffee filters creating several variations of green.
  3. Paint any white paper left with blue paint. Once dry, remove coffee filters.
  4. Add objects such as buildings, roads, trees, and mountains with a pencil. Then outline the pencil marks with a black permanent marker and color the rest of the page with drawing tools.

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